The Average Gamer

SEGA Rally Online Arcade – Currently In Development

SegaRallyOnlineArcade_BoxArtSmall SEGA Rally lives! After several years in the wilderness, following the release of SEGA Rally Revo back in 2007, the SEGA Rally franchise is back with SEGA Rally online arcade. I really liked SEGA Rally Revo, so I’m happy to see the SEGA Rally franchise live on despite the closure of the SEGA Racing Studio in 2008.

Currently in development for the PlayStation network and Xbox LIVE, SEGA Rally online arcade is sounding very much like a greatest hits compilation of SEGA Rally as it’s been inspired by both SEGA Rally Revo and SEGA Rally 3:

We’ve blended our hit arcade racing series with the best elements from the console versions to bring our fans the SEGA Rally experience in compact, downloadable format,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA. “Whether they’re new to the SEGA Rally series or they’ve participated in countless races over the years, we’re confident everyone will enjoy the wide variety of features included in this fan favorite.

  • Championship Battle mode and Time Attack
  • Online racing with up to 5 other drivers
  • New achievements system
  • 13 rally cars
  • Online leaderboards
  • All in all this is fairly standard stuff for an online racer, with nothing really revolutionary in the feature list. However, it is a SEGA Rally game, so I’m hoping there will be a little bit of SEGA magic in there somewhere. Don’t forget SEGA is responsible for these driving classics:

    Virtua Racing (1992):

    Daytona USA (1994):

    SEGA Rally Online Arcade will be available later on in 2011 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

    [P.S. You’ve got some SEGA on your SEGA. – Ed]